Jul. 2nd, 2017 07:00 pm
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Summer school has made it harder to make the most of the nice weather. Some days I'm stuck inside writing Java instead of enjoying the season. Also difficult is taking a summer vacation. So instead, my friend Johno came all the was from Tokyo to visit me.
(well in truth he came for business but I was available)

Now, I could take a staycation and do touristy things. Here are some highlights:

We went to a Colorado landmark restaurant: The Buckhorn Exchange. Here I ate a local exotic specialty dish, Rocky Mountain Oysters, for the first time. If you don't know what they are, look it up. Although I've lived in Colorado for almost all of my life, I didn't consider myself a true native. Now however, I think this qualifies me.

Also, we traveled out of town to attend the Renaissance Festival. You may have something similar in your area. It's a faire where history is butchered and crafts are sold. The highlight is actually the entertainment some of which is actually good. The Ren Fest is a bit like bowling. It's not all that fun but you go every few years just to make sure you remember it.

Then we went to some arcades to play video games because games and nostalgia. One arcade offers all-you-can-play and the 2nd is local favorite for it's charm and history.

You may be wondering why we didn't bother to explore Colorado's great outdoors. Well in truth that was part of the original plan but didn't quite work out. Next time.

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